Daylilies forum: Daylily information

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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 29, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Many daylily growers record information about their plants. For example, some people record first flower open dates. Other people might record the number of scapes or the number of flowers, the size of the flowers and so on.

Most people do not analyze (statistically) the information they have collected. The information about daylily biology that one could find from analyzing those records might be lost.

Of course, I am interested in analyzing any information that could provide details about daylily biology.

If you record information about your daylilies, could you please post what details you record here and also indicate if you would be interested in providing the information to me for analysis.
Maurice
Name: bron
NSW-Qld border Australia
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bron
Aug 29, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Hi Maurice
I expect soon to be more consistently recording bloom dates and numbers. I would be happy to provide you with that info. if you are interested in what goes on in my Sthn Hemisphere garden. I expect a first bloom any day now but some of mine are unregistered plants.

If there r particular cultivars that you want records for, please let me know, and if I have those ones I would record any info that you want including rust experience which, sadly, I have a fair bit off.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 29, 2016 9:13 AM CST
Thank you, @Bron.
It does not matter that some of the plants are not registered and yes I would be interested in information from the southern hemisphere and everywhere else.

Right now there are no particular cultivars that I would be particularly interested in. Trying to understand daylily biology relies on getting information from as wide a range of plants as possible.

However, there is something specific I would ask you about. You may have had years without any frosts (perhaps also years where the temperatures did not go below 40F/5C). Did you have any specific cultivars that did not flower in those years (where the lack of flowering could not be obviously attributed to something else)?

I would ask for the same information from anyone else who grows daylilies in areas that are frost-free at least some years. Were there any cultivars that consistently did not flower in those years?
Maurice
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 29, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Hi Maurice, I record only first bloom. Are you interested?
This year I recorded new diseases (spring sickness and daylily gall midge).
The past winter we didn't get any freeze (as the year before) and all daylilies bloomed, I got some flowering for the first time (three seasons here in my garden).
I have one reebloming, too (Wild Sonata).
I'm in the province of Brescia, north italy, near mountains. Clay soil.
Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Aug 30, 2016 8:20 AM CST
Hi Maurice,

This year I recorded first & last bloom. As scapes become loose I also will record scape height (although this year scapes were often shorter than normal). I also did crosses and recorded date crossed, date harvested (or whether the cross failed) and number of seeds in pod (both good seeds and bad ones). I didn't record temperatures but did note days with temps over 90 and/or high humidity. I'm still accumulating data but I'd be happy to share everything with you if you want it. I also have some data from 2015 but it isn't as extensive.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2016 6:46 AM CST
@cybersix Yes, thank you, I am interested in the date of first bloom.

@bxncbx Thank you, your information will be useful. I can wait until you have the scape heights and the 2015 data would be good as well.

Depending on how the data is recorded it may be easiest to email me a copy of the file or files. We can decide what is best and easiest when all the information has been recorded for this year.
Maurice
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Aug 31, 2016 7:44 AM CST
@admmad I can send you the files as PDFs. I record most of it on my Mac but sometimes bring it to work and that computer is a PC. I find the PDFs easiest to work with. But I can send it as an Excel file if you would prefer.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2016 8:33 AM CST
@bxncbx
I can use either filetype. As long as the PDF file has something that separates each piece of information then that is fine. Otherwise the Excel file would seem to be better.
Maurice
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Aug 31, 2016 9:27 AM CST
The PDF looks just like the Excel file but you can't make any changes unless you have their software. And if you try to put it into an Excel file it messes up the formatting.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Aug 31, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Mine are not a lof of information, how do you prefer I write them?
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2016 12:16 PM CST
@bxncbx, I have the Adobe software and so I can make changes - the pdf file is fine.

@cybersix
cultivar name then a comma and then the date of first bloom (in any accepted standard date format - my personal preference is yyyy-mm-dd so today would be 2016-08-31, then the next cultivar name on the next line and so on.

If you have cultivar names that contain a comma then the comma in that name would need to be changed to something else.

A complete example,

Barbara Mitchell, 2016-06-11
Dance Ballerina Dance, 2016-06-21

If you prefer to use something else and not the comma then as long as what you choose to use does not appear In cultivar names or dates, that is fine. The basic idea is that each piece of information is separated from the next piece of information by something that is unique and can always mean - end of one item of information and the beginning of the next item of information.
Maurice
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Aug 31, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Ok, got it. Any particular format for the file? Would a .txt work for import in excel? I use Open office and can save in Excel format too.
Just let me know.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2016 12:40 PM CST
@cybersix, A text file (.txt) is fine.
Maurice
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Aug 31, 2016 12:44 PM CST
I don't believe I can upload a file here, where should I send it?
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Aug 31, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Admmad, I have an excel document that gives the # of blooms, the # of scapes, and average bc for 2016. I can also easily add the FFO. This is for about 75 plants that I grow in my garden here in Central FL.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 31, 2016 1:28 PM CST
@florange, Thank you.
Maurice
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Aug 31, 2016 1:35 PM CST
I have a similar document from 2013. I can update that one with FFO also. It's going to take a while, but I'm just sitting here waiting for a storm.
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Aug 31, 2016 1:39 PM CST
I checked. I have my notebooks for 2014 and 2015 as well, of course, 2016. I tossed the 2013 so I have data of bud count, # of scapes and # of blooms, but no FFO. Is that data any good to you?
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 1, 2016 6:36 AM CST
@florange, Yes, your data would be good, thank you.
Maurice

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